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Updated recall: Star dry fire sprinklers


On 2006-05-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Star dry fire sprinklers due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1977. It was originally recalled on 2003-04-25.

Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (316) 219-7325

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What is the problem?

CPSC alleged these sprinklers are defective and are likely to fail to operate in a fire, thereby exposing consumers to the risk of death or serious injury.

How can I tell if I own this product?

Chemetron's Star ME-1 sprinklers have the following information molded onto the sprinkler: the name "Star," the designation "ME-1," and the year of manufacture, starting with 1977 and ending with 1982. These sprinklers were typically installed in areas of buildings where the sprinklers or water supply pipes may be subject to freezing. Examples of such areas include unheated attics, freezers and coolers, porches, and parking garages. The types of facilities in which the sprinklers were installed include nursing homes, convalescent and long-term care facilities, supermarkets and other stores, warehouses, hospitals, and office buildings.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

AHI's sprinkler replacement reimbursement program has concluded. For more information, consumers should call (316) 219-7325. CPSC previously announced that Mealane Corporation voluntarily agreed to recall Star ME-1 sprinklers manufactured from 1961 through 1976 and Central Sprinkler Company voluntarily agreed to replace Star ME-1 fire sprinklers manufactured from 1996 through 1998. The Sprinkler Corporation of Milwaukee, which manufactured Star ME-1 sprinklers from 1983 through 1995, has no assets with which to fund a recall, but is issuing a safety notice warning building owners to replace these sprinklers.

For more information, consumers should call (316) 219-7325.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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